Who doesn’t like to sip a cup of hot espresso coffee, on a cold Sunday morning? In fact, nothing can start your day on as good a note as coffee. It not only makes you feel energized throughout the day, but also lifts up your spirits. Now, you must be thinking that for a good espresso, you will need to go outside to the nearest cafe and who has the time for that. Let me tell you that you can make the perfect espresso at your home. The only thing you require is a coffee machine and the perfect recipe. While you take care of the former, we will take care of the latter. In the following lines, we will tell you how to make the perfect espresso, right in the comforts of your home.
Espresso Coffee Recipe
- Glass Carafe/ Demitasse Cup
- Espresso Machine
- Ground Espresso Beans
- Spring Water
- Pour cold, clear water into the water chamber of machine and secure the boiler cap tightly.
- If you want a single shot of espresso, 1 ounce water is enough, while for a double ounce, you will require two ounces.
- Place the coffee basket in the filter holder and lightly pack the ground coffee inside.
- Any coffee grounds on the sides or top of the filter should be removed. Now, place the filter holder in the machine.
- Put the glass carafe, which comes with the machine, or a demitasse cup under the spout.
- Now is the time to turn on the coffee machine.
- The machine will heat the water to the right temperature and force the water through the coffee grounds.
- You will see the coffee flowing into the cup, with brown foam, or "crema", on the top.
- As soon as you see the foam turning almost white in color, remove the cup. Your espresso is ready.
Tips for Making Espresso
- If you grind espresso beans at home, remember that the result should be very fine, but not completely powdery.
- While brewing espresso, make sure that the top is securely in place. Otherwise, the high-pressure water might make it explode.
- The metal parts of the machine remain hot, for some amount of time, even after it has been switched off. So, handle it carefully.
- Never ever make use of bottled spring water in an espresso machine. The high mineral content might harm the machine.